Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Chinese Tones

Answer these questions:

What is pinyin? Pinyin are words with tone marks.

Chinese is a tonal language. What does this mean? There are different tones in the Chinese language.

How many tones are there? There are 4 tones.

Describe how your voice changes for each tone

Tone 1 High flat sound

Tone 2 Rising sound

Tone 3 Down and up

Tone 4 Down (angry)

Finish this sentence: Chinese characters don’t show how words should sound.

What does ba (tone 1) mean? Tone 1 means 8.
What does ba (tone 4) mean? Tone 4 means the number Dad.

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